Professor Neal Hutchens, SOE interim chair of higher education, is scheduled to give a guest lecture at the University of Kentucky on Monday, Oct. 23, reports UK’s College of Education.
His lecture titled “From Snowflakes to Milo: The Search to Reconcile Free Speech and Social Justice Concerns on College and University Campuses” will be “an interactive session focusing on free speech controversies that have arisen at colleges and universities throughout the (United States).”
Hutchens was recently named interim chair of the SOE’s new Department of Higher Education, where he is also a full professor. An expert in first amendment and free speech issues, Hutchens joined UM in 2016 after serving as the professor in charge of higher education at Pennsylvania State University. He also held faculty positions at the University of Kentucky and Barry University.
Hutchens holds a Ph.D. in higher education policy from the University of Maryland, a law degree from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree from Auburn University at Montgomery and a bachelor’s degree from Samford University.